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HTML <menu> tag

HTML <menu> tag specifies a list or menu of commands that a user can perform or activate. It is used for creating context menu as well as lists menu.

A <menu> element can contain one or more <li> or <menuitem> elements within it.

Note: The <menu> tag was deprecated in HTML 4.01 and again included in HTML 5.1 specification. But it will better to ignore it as it is experimental and not supported by many browsers.


Following are some specifications about the HTML <menu> tag

Display Inline
Start tag/End tag Both Start and End tag
Usage Semantic and textual


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HTML menu tag


Tag-specific attributes:

  • popup
  • toolbar
  • context
Attribute Value Description
labelHTML Tags List text It specifies the label for the menu.
typeHTML Tags List It specifies the type of the menu in an HTML document.

Global attribute:

The <menu> tag supports the global attributes in HTML

Event attribute:

The <menu> tag supports the event attributes in HTML.

Supporting Browsers

Elementchrome browser Chromeie browser IEfirefox browser Firefoxopera browser Operasafari browser Safari
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